Simon's Town Station

Simon's Town Historical Society

Simon's Town Station

Cape Town, Simon's Town, Western Cape 7995, South Africa

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


The extension of the railway line from Kalk Bay to Simon's Town (some six miles) was completed in 1890 and the official opening of the line and new station took place on 1 Dec 1890 by Premier Cecil J Rhodes. There has been little change to the main building over the years. There was also a turntable and a cattle-holding pen. In 1901 several trains a day transported troops and guns and brought several thousand Boer War prisoners to Bellevue camp. The Station played an important role in both World Wars, serving the Naval Base. The Great Dane "Just Nuisance" travelled regularly on this line during WW2. The Station is well maintained and the 100th Anniversary was celebrated on
1 Dec 1990. To the south of the station the curved retaining wall of the turntable can still be seen, it is believed that the turntable itself was transferred in 1962 to Loerie on the Apple Express Line in the Langkloof


This point of interest is part of the tour: Simon's Town Historical Society


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